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Napoleon's Digital Debut on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Tour

The titan of silent cinema is finally going digital, in cinemas and on blu-ray!  Abel Gance’s epic portrait of the French military commander has a long history in its own right, and public screenings of it with musical accompaniment have become rare in the modern era.  729 more words

Victory for Napoléon: cinema and DVD/Blu-ray release at last

Hold on to your three-cornered hats. This may well be the news you have been waiting for since … ooh 1980 or thereabouts. BFI and the Photoplay have announced jointly that… 545 more words

Silent Film

"Napoleon" - The Silent Epic Goes Digital

The BFI today announced a new chapter in the remarkable story of Napoleon, Abel Gance’s 1927 silent film chronicling the life and times of France’s most famous Emperor. 678 more words


I've Never Met Napoleon, but I plan to Find the Time

The fist time I saw Abel Gance’s 1927 silent film “Napoleon,” I was not thinking much about cocktails that bore his name.  Cocktails, beyond a gin and tonic or a Long Island Iced Tea, were not much on peoples’ minds.  509 more words

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Anthony Franciosa, actor (1928-2006)

Leo G. Carroll, actor (1886-1972)
Abel Gance, director, producer, writer & director (1889-1981)
Polly Ann Young, actress (1908-1997)
Whit Bissell, actor (1909-1996) 22 more words

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Emile Georges de Meyst, Forçats d'Honneur and the Archive

The Cinémathèque Royale in Brussels is currently in the midst of a programming of films dedicated to the Belgian theatre and film actor, Marcel Josz. The programming encompasses the vast range of its oeuvre – from his voiceover work in… 804 more words

Francophone Belgian Cinema